‘I WILL FIGHT’: Twitter Roasts Elizabeth Banks Over Steven Spielberg Remarks (UPDATE)

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Actress Elizabeth Banks is getting blowback on Twitter after she criticized filmmaker Steven Spielberg for not having female leads in his movies.

While accepting an award from the group Women in Film in Los Angeles, she used the Oscar-winning director as an example of how not enough female stories are being told.

“I went to ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Jaws’ and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, and by the way, he’s never made a movie with a female lead,” she stated. “Sorry, Steven. I don’t mean to call your ass out but it’s true.”

Of the 30 features Spielberg has directed, one did have a female lead: the 1986 film The Color Purple starring Whoopi Goldberg.

And Black Twitter took note of her omission.


Film critic Anne Thompson also received blowback when she weighed in on the controversy by calling The Color Purple “a flop.”

Let’s just say Black Twitter rejected that tweet.

Thompson quickly walked back her tweet, acknowledging that The Color Purple made over $93 million in the box office.

UPDATE: Elizabeth Banks issued an apology, saying she “messed up” and she “takes full responsibility.”


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